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Adventurous & Sensuous: The World's Finest Honeymoons

Go Beyond the Beach With Kensington Tours

 Follow the trend for a more active and adventurous honeymoon and go on an once-in-a-lifetime trip with Kensington Tours. From classic safaris in Africa and wine tastings in Burgundy and Bordeaux to intimate candlelit dinners in the temples of Angkor Wat and isolated villas in the sundrenched Caribbean, the options are endless.

For 2011 – 2012, Kensington polled its team of Destination Experts to get are the most romantic and unique getaways. Below is a sampling of their favourite honeymoon ideas.  While some of these itineraries include stays at luxury resorts, Kensington can also customize honeymoons to include accommodations in elegant, but less costly, properties.  Whatever your idea of romance is, Kensington Tours' flexibility can make it a reality at a wide range of price points.

 

 

Exotic South East Asian Adventure- Temples, Cities & Beaches A fusion of the hustle of Bangkok, the serenity of Siem Reap’s temples and Koh Samui’s heavenly beaches, this private guided tour of Thailand and Cambodia makes for an intoxicatingly adventurous and exotic honeymoon. The journey begins in Bangkok, where couples dine on delicious cuisine; explore open air markets, cultural landmarks and numerous exotic highlights. Next they travel to Siem Reap’s awe-inspiring ancient temple complex of Angkor Wat, once the most magnificent city in the world. Afterward, honeymooners are off to the pristine waters, talcum powder beaches and lively coral reefs of the island paradise of Koh Samui. The tour features numerous cruises, a hot air balloon ride, stunning properties, private guide, driver, internal flights and more. Find out MORE.

 

Exotic Thailand Adventure Passionate yet playful, this private guided tour showcases the highlights of Bangkok, Chiang Mai and Phuket. Couples will enjoy a romantic hot air balloon ride, starlit dinner cruise, private plunge pool, tantalizing traditional cuisine, tranquil palm lined beaches, bamboo huts, intimate boutique hotels and much more. This is the worry free to see Thailand. Perfect for those couples that want to go beyond the beach, this active tour features elephant interactions, river cruises, kayaking, private guide, driver all internal air and much more. Find out more about this unique honeymoon idea HERE.

 

Savory, Sophisticated & Sensuous- Mendoza Vineyards & Buenos Aires Honeymooners can indulge their palates and other senses while discovering the secrets of the most influential wineries in Argentina on this exclusive privately guided tour. They’ll be met in Buenos Aires, explore the vibrant metropolitan; learn the origins of Polo, how to play and the horse selection process. They’ll dine on traditional gourmet BBQ and be immersed in a seductive Tango show. Next they’ll fly to Mendoza to soak in the local culture and explore the city's highlights. From grape to bottle, travelers will receive an intimate look into the winemaking process as they visit the vineyards and celebrated wineries of Andeluna Cellers, Bodega Salentein, Ruca Malen, Belasco de Baquedano and Bodega Catena Zapata. They’ll taste world renowned Merlots, Syrahs, Lambecs, Pinot Noirs, Cabernet Sauvignons, Semillions, Torrontes and the region's famous Malbecs, flavors enhanced by the breathtaking views of the Andes Mountains. Find out MORE.

 

 

First Class Kasbahs & Arabian Nights- Enticing Morocco Exclusive Enchantingly exotic, sophisticated and intimate, this luxurious private tour is a honeymoon fit for a sultan. Couples are sure to fall under Morocco’s spell as they are charmed by the passionate colors, breathtaking architectural treasures and exotic opulence they experience on this privately guided tour of Marrakech, the High Atlas Mountains and Essaouria. They’ll explore ancient harems, lush gardens, mesmerizing palaces, bustling bazaars, sundrenched Berber villages and more magnificent historical highlights. Couples will enjoy sipping mint tea in Sir Richard Branson’s Kasbah, a romantic streamside picnic, an awe-inspiring trek through the legendary Atlas Mountains and relaxing in barefoot luxury on the beaches of Essaouria. The tour features first class properties, private guide and driver. Find out MORE.

 

Seductive Windstar Sailing Sojourn- Croatia & Venice By Sea For newlyweds who love to cruise, this intimate option with private shore excursions as well as 5 star pre and post is the perfect answer. There is no more romantic sail than this breathtaking voyage crisscrossing the ancient ports and historical highlights of Venice and Croatia. Honeymooners will be immersed in history as they cruise the legendary canals of Venice, through the azure waters of the Adriatic Sea to the picturesque shores of Croatia. They’ll tour Venice, Murano, Burano, Torcello, Rovinj, Istria, Opatija, Trogir, Split, Cavtat, Konvale and the “jewel of the Adriatic”, Dubrovnik with the luxury of their private guide. The tour features unparalleled service, delicious gourmet cuisine, private transfers and much more. Find out more HERE.

 

Polynesia Love Potion Experience paradise personified with this exclusive Polynesian getaway to soul achingly gorgeous Moorea and one of the most romantic destinations in the world, Bora Bora. You will stroll black sand beaches, cruise iridescent waters, snorkel underwater utopias, dine on fresh seafood, sail reef fringed islands, visit a Tiki village and still enjoy plenty of free time. The ideal fusion of relaxation and entertainment, couples will stay in enchanting over water villas. The itinerary features celebrated resorts, private guide, driver, boat cruise, internal flights and more. Find out more HERE. Jamaican Honeymoon Paradise Lose yourself in spectacular sunsets, white sandy beaches and the alluring island vibe of Jamaica with its romantic island retreat. Experience your own scheduled paradise on the tranquil side of southern Jamaica, elegant Bluefields Bay. This exotic two- bedroom ocean front villa is fully equipped and comes with every service and amenity you could yearn for- experienced personal chef, maid service and daily housekeeping. Enjoy a private plunge pool, tranquil beaches, lobster dinner, dining al fresco, spa treatments, kayaking, private transfers and much more. Find out more HERE. Passionate, playful and chic in South Africa & Mozambique A vacation should always stimulate the senses and this sophisticated tour of the Cape Town’s delights, Kruger’s prestigious Sabi Sands Game Reserve and Mozambique is the ultimate romantic getaway. Led by private guide and driver, discover Table Mountain, visit the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve, see the Kruger National Park in Sabi Sands and see the famous Big Five. Relax at the sandy white beaches of Mozambique. The tour features five star properties, gourmet cuisine, private plunge pool, helicopter transfers and much more. For more information, click HERE.
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